by G.T. Poppe & Yoshihiro Goto
ISBN 978-88-86070-01-0 published in1992 by L'informatore Piceno, Ancona, Italy, in English, bound in laminated board covers, 350 pages , book size is 8¼ by 12 inches (21 by 30 cm), 107 pages of color plates and more than 400 drawings
Since it first appeared this book has pretty much been the standard reference work on this large and popular family. Just under 250 species and numerous subspecies and forms are illustrated and make up the text. A new systematic arrangement for the family is presented here (and later expanded see Conchological Iconography Taxonomy of the Recent Volutidae). The specimens are well photographed and the detail is sharp. A used book with a one-inch separation of the front cover at the top of the spine and some bumped corner edges. Otherwise, it is a clean copy with the body of the book like new.